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Appeal Court grants permission to AG to produce Confidential Report

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Withdrawal of indictment filed against former Navy Commander

The Court of Appeal yesterday granted permission to the Attorney General to produce a Confidential Report over the Attorney General’s decision to withdraw the indictment filed against former Navy Commander Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda for the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, before a Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar.

The Court of Appeal was granted permission after considering a request made by Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle stating that the Attorney General’s Department had a Confidential Report over the decision to drop the charges against Karannagoda.

The Confidential report is to be produced before the Court today (02).

The Petition was taken up before the Court of Appeal Bench  comprising Justice Sobhitha Rajakaruna and Justice Dhammika Ganepola.

The Writ Petition was filed in the Court of Appeal seeking to quash the Attorney General’s decision to withdraw the indictment filed against former Navy Commander Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda for the abduction and disappearance of 11 youths, before a Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar.

The petitions have been filed by the parents of four missing youth. The petitioners allege through their petition that the Attorney General’s decision to withdraw the indictment against former Navy Commander Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda was an abuse of power by the Attorney General. The petitioners are Saroja Govinda Sami Naganathan alias M. Sarojini Perera, Jamaldeen Jenny Faslin Jennifer Weerasinghe, Don Mervin Premalal Weerasinghe and Aminthul Jifria Sabdeen.

The Attorney General and former Commander of the Navy, Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karannagoda are the respondents.

 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 – 01:06












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